One of the biggest obstacles in changing the way your company works is undoing the years, often decades, of institutionalised inertia of “the way things have always been done.” There’s comfort in doing things the same way. It made us successful. It made us big! And, perhaps the most persuasive argument: no one ever got … Continue reading What if “the way we’ve always done things” is the fastest way to agility?
The next Sense & Respond Press book (our fourth) is going to be Lateral Leadership: A practical guide to managing agile teams by Tim Herbig.Sometimes you’re not in a position of authority yet you still need to lead a team. Tim shares his experience and insight on how to be an effective product leader even … Continue reading No amount of technology will make you “digital”
This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (13k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here Every company I work with these days claims to be using or trying to use Objectives and Key Results. Conceived at Intel and popularised by John Doerr and more recently … Continue reading You suck at OKRs. Here’s why.
Josh Seiden & I are thrilled to announce the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by leading practitioners in the field of innovation, digital transformation, product management, and design. Our readers are smart, busy, practical innovators. Our authors are experts working in the … Continue reading Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation
16 5-star reviews for Sense & Respond:“Gothelf and Seiden starkly highlight that our twentieth-century management systems and practices simply cannot function in a world of constant change. In this insightful and practical book, they provide crucial principles and techniques for becoming a ‘sense and respond’ organization.” — Rita Gunther McGrathYou should grab a copy here and buy … Continue reading Funding agility. What’s the right model?
This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (12k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here. If there’s one metric that matters to all executives, it’s revenue. The amount of money the company is generating is core to it being able to do pretty much everything … Continue reading Execs care about revenue. How do we get them to care about outcomes?
No more waiting! Sense & Respond is here and available. After two and a half years of work, Josh Seiden and I share our principles for the next century of work. Don’t wait. Grab a copy here and buy one for your boss too. I can’t wait to hear what you think. As Eric Ries, … Continue reading Tech-only Agile? You’re going to fail.
Here’s a picture of a badass goat I saw in the Dutch town of Bergen last month. The honey badger has nothing on this goat. I’m often asked how to get executives on board with cultural and process change. It seems that product teams buy into the ideas of lean and agile relatively quickly but … Continue reading Maintaining the winds of (digital) change